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Sacrifice Mice


Best Answer Yoruichi-san, 14 July 2014 - 01:31 AM

 

That should work. I had a different answer in mind.

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#21 plasmid

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:23 PM

Oh, if we're allowed to send two mice in a sort of staggered fashion like that - letting one mouse go in one direction and then letting the next mouse go in the same direction several seconds or a minute later to send a signal that's clearly distinct from, say, one mouse making two trips around the prison - then it can be done even faster.
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Posted 15 July 2014 - 05:46 PM

Hmmm...interesting.  I was only considering the obviously distinguishable cases since they don't a way of telling time and I wasn't sure how fast the mice went, how big the prison was, etc., but as plasmid points out, depending on the level of distinguishability, there are interesting ways of being even more efficient ^_^.

 

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:52 AM

Oh, if we're allowed to send two mice in a sort of staggered fashion like that - letting one mouse go in one direction and then letting the next mouse go in the same direction several seconds or a minute later to send a signal that's clearly distinct from, say, one mouse making two trips around the prison - then it can be done even faster.

Glad to hope it can be done faster with mice of same speed by distinguishing the ff:

head to tail-       <: )~<: )~

Foot gap-          <: )~            <: )~

One round-        <: )~                                                                                                                                                               <: )~


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:25 AM

There is no sense to this puzzle if there is no "sacrifice" done like cutting a mouse tail or tying knot to a tail.  In that case to have more distinct codes to lessen the distance of travel. 


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